Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers


Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure App Service running on Linux and support for Web App for Containers. With this recent news, Microsoft is expanding its developer reach by providing more options for developers when bringing their apps and technology stacks to Azure. When provisioning web apps, developers now have the ability to choose an underlying Operating System of Windows or Linux. They also have the ability to ingest containerized applications from popular container repositories.

Today, developers can take advantage of Azure App Service features like integrated CI/CD, deployment slots and auto-scaling. Microsoft claims that more than 1 million cloud applications have been deployed on Azure App Service to date.

When provisioning underlying infrastructure, developers now have an option to take advantage of built-in images for ASP.NET Core, Node.js, PHP and Ruby all on Linux.

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